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1st Caribbean Islamic Finance Forum: “Islamic Finance & Private Sector: Connection for Development”


Trustbank Amanah and its multilateral strategic partner, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the private sector (ICD), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) are organizing the 1st Caribbean Islamic Finance Forum: “Islamic Finance & Private Sector: Connection for Development” on 15th of November 2019 in Royal Ballroom Torarica Paramaribo, Suriname.

1st Caribbean Islamic Finance Forum: “Islamic Finance & Private Sector: Connection for Development” intends to explore the role and opportunities of Islamic Finance to support the private sector development in Suriname. The forum will highlight the Surinamese economy and business environment and discuss the prospects of developing Islamic banking and financial investments in Suriname.

Furthermore, the forum aims to mobilize resources to Suriname within the framework of economic integration of member countries and reverse linkage and form strategic business alliances with ICD’s partners in member countries; with a focus on new opportunities offered by the fintech and sukuk to support the resources mobilization needs of the private sector. The forum will represent a unique opportunity to business people and policymakers to network and establish business relations with Trustbank Amanah, ICD and other leading representatives of the business community in Suriname and the Caribbean.


  • Identify opportunities and implementation of best practices;
  • Effective sharing of knowledge, practices and emerging technologies;
  • Create linkages and business relations between the participants: Assisting and supporting the business connections initiated during the session to guarantee the achievement of potential business cooperation and networking;
  • Identify innovative instruments to improve the Islamic finance product and services.


  • The Suriname Private sector actors are informed about the available instruments, products and services of ICD and Trustbank Amanah that are involved in Suriname private sector
  • Creation of awareness about the investment and business opportunities in Suriname
  • Assisting Suriname in developing vital sectors by providing technical cooperation mechanism enabled by the ICD and provided by an experimented member country

International and national organizations, Government, Ambassadors, Financial Institutions,
Private Sector and Academician.


09:00 – 09:30


09:45 – 10:45
  • Welcome Remarks by the Master of Ceremony
  • Recitation of The Holy Qura’an
  • Keynote Speech of Trustbank Amanah CEO Ms. Maureen Badjoeri
  • Keynote Speech of Central Bank of Suriname Governor Mr. Robert-Gray van Trikt
  • Keynote Speech of IsDB Governor of Suriname/Minister of Finance Mr. Gillmore Hoefdraad
  • Keynote Speech of ICD CEO Mr. Ayman Sejiny
  • Signing Ceremony
10:45 – 11:15
  • Press Conference (IsDB Governor in Suriname, ICD CEO and Trustbank Amanah CEO)
  • Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00

Scaling up the role of Islamic Finance in the development of the Private Sector.
Our honorable guest speakers will address the opportunities and challenges of the private sector development in Suriname with a special focus on the role of Islamic Finance, Technology and Innovation as a catalyst for development.

  • Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism Mr. Stephan Tsang
  • Trustbank Amanah CEO Ms. Maureen Badjoeri
  • ICD CEO Mr. Ayman Sejiny
  • Chairman of the Suriname Trade and Industry Association (VSB) Mr. Bryan Renten

Questions and Answers

12:00 – 14:00

Prayer and Lunch

14:00 – 14:45

Reverse linkage development through member countries cooperation.
Reverse Linkage is a technical cooperation mechanism whereby member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries exchange their knowledge, expertise, technology and resources to develop their capacities and devise solutions for their autonomous development. Our honorable speakers will discuss the conditions and practical steps of the reverse linkage and expose some best practices including in Suriname.

  • Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Suriname Mr. Julang Pujianto
  • Alternate Governor of Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Suriname Mr. Anwar Lalmohamed

Questions and Answers

14:45 – 15:30

Innovative Financial Solutions: Global platform and Green Sukuk.
Impact investing is a newer frontier that seeks out investments for which there are both social and financial returns. ICD developed a Global Funding matching Platform which enables investor’s members of the platform to identify good investment opportunities and the project owners to look for investors. Different type of financing structures could be possible including Green Sukuks.

  • ICD Program Lead – Sukuk and Capital Markets Mr. Tarik Malaika
  • Trustbank Amanah Sr. Executive Advisor Mr. Karim Chouchane
  • Director at the Ministry of Natural Resources Mr. Dave Abeleven

Questions and Answers

15:30 – 15:40

Closing Remarks

15:40 – 16:00








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